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BMW M3 Set to Pace the Field at Watkins Glen this Weekend

by Mark Jurista on June 26, 2014 at 02:57:00 PM
BMW M3 Set to Pace the Field at Watkins Glen this Weekend

BMW will play a major role in the June 28-29 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen weekend when the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races at the classic Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen, New York. The most notable will be the all-new 2015 BMW M3 pacing the field.

Four of the eight BMW M4 DTM designs confirmed

by Mark Jurista on March 14, 2014 at 03:52:00 PM
Four of the eight BMW M4 DTM designs confirmed

Just a few weeks after its official launch, the new BMW M4 DTM now has three new looks. As well as the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM, which Martin Tomczyk (DE) will drive in the 2014 season, the first images of the cars to be driven by Joey Hand (US), Bruno Spengler (CA) and Timo Glock (DE) have now been released.

The 2014 designs of the remaining four BMW M4 DTMs, to be driven by Augusto Farfus (BR), António Félix da Costa (PT), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Maxime Martin (BE), will be unveiled for the first time at the official ITR tests in Budapest (HU, 31st March – 3rd April).

BMW Motorrad Goes Full Throttle into the 2014 Racing Season

by Mark Jurista on February 26, 2014 at 04:39:00 PM
BMW Motorrad Goes Full Throttle into the 2014 Racing Season

The stage is set for a thrilling 2014 season. The focus in recent seasons was on the works engagement in the Superbike World Championship, now BMW Motorrad Motorsport is prominently represented in many racing series around the world through its beefed up customer racing program.

BMW Teases First Photo of the M4 DTM

by Mark Jurista on February 16, 2014 at 11:40:00 AM
BMW Teases First Photo of the M4 DTM

BMW Motorsport is giving us a teaser shot of the new BMW M4 DTM via their facebook page. While you can't see all that much for now, they do promise that more information on the car is coming soon.

Testing will continue in Budapest between March 31st and April 3rd. Another test day will come in Hockenheim from April 14th to April 17th. This all leads up to the start of the 2014 DTM season a couple weeks later.

BMW Team RLL Finishes 5th and 6th in Round 5 of ALMS

by Mark Jurista on July 21, 2013 at 02:18:00 PM
BMW Team RLL Finishes 5th and 6th in Round 5 of ALMS

BMW Team RLL did all it could today at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, but ultimately ended the 2.45-hour race fifth and sixth in the GT class.

Dirk Müller and Joey Hand, driving the No. 56 Z4 GTE, finished fifth, completing 123 laps of the 2.46-mile, 10-turn circuit during the race to retain (unofficially) Müller’s lead in the GT driver standings by five points.

Hand Returns to Co-Drive with Müller for BMW Team RLL

by Mark Jurista on July 17, 2013 at 09:38:00 AM
Hand Returns to Co-Drive with Müller for BMW Team RLL

This weekend, BMW Team RLL heads to the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for this round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Joey Hand returns from his DTM racing duties overseas to once again co-drive the number 56 car with Dirk Müller.

BMW stands three points behind Chevrolet in Manufacturer points and is tied with Corvette Racing in Team points. Dirk Müller now leads the Driver standings by a 16-point margin.

BMW Z4 GTE Wins ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

by Mark Jurista on July 07, 2013 at 12:12:00 AM
BMW Z4 GTE Wins ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, won today’s American Le Mans Series Northeast Grand Prix from the pole position.

The win increases Müller’s lead in the GT driver point standings and moves BMW to within (unofficially) three points of the lead in the Manufacturer’s Championship. Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin, in the No. 55 Z4 GTE, finished fourth.

BMW Team RLL Sweeps Northeast Grand Prix GT Front Row

by Mark Jurista on July 06, 2013 at 09:44:00 AM
BMW Team RLL Sweeps Northeast Grand Prix GT Front Row

John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, carried the momentum from his first American Le Mans Series podium at the ALMS Monterey race in May to his first ALMS pole for tomorrow's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

Maxime Martin, driving the No. 55 Z4 GTE he shares with Bill Auberlen, chased Edwards throughout the 15-minute session ultimately finishing second with a lap of 51.157 seconds, only .161 seconds behind Edwards.

Turner Motorsport BMW M3s with One Two Weekend at Mid Ohio

by Mark Jurista on June 17, 2013 at 04:13:00 PM
Turner Motorsport BMW M3s with One Two Weekend at Mid Ohio

The podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has become a very familiar place for Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana. The duo captured their second GT class victory of the 2013 season driving the No. 94 GT M3 in the Diamond Cellar Classic Saturday.

This victory comes only hours after the duo finished second in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge driving the No. 96 BMW M3 in the GS class, only .452 seconds behind the leader.

BMW Finishes 1-2-3 at Third DTM Race in Spielberg

by Mark Jurista on June 03, 2013 at 08:59:00 AM
BMW Finishes 1-2-3 at Third DTM Race in Spielberg

BMW Motorsport has added another chapter to its remarkable success story in the DTM: at the end of 47 laps, reigning champion Bruno Spengler (CA) crossed the finish line first in the BMW Bank M3 DTM to win the third race of the 2013 DTM in Spielberg (AT).

Marco Wittmann (DE, Ice-Watch BMW M3 DTM) came home second, just 1.550 seconds later. He was followed by Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M3 DTM), Wittmann’s BMW Team MTEK team-mate, who completed the first one-two-three for BMW since returning to the DTM in 2012.










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